Pixel Vision 8 Bounties is a repository where I host various mini-projects, improvements, or bug fixes available to work on in exchange for some money and real-world experience. The goal of this project is to help improve the underlying Pixel Vision 8 SDK to make it better for everyone that uses it.
To view the available bounties, click the Issues tab above and have a look!
All of the bounties listed have the following 3 rules:
#1: All source code written is yours to keep. This is NOT a work for hire; you retain full copyright ownership of the code you write. All I am asking is that Pixel Vision 8 gets the right to use/publish that code under the license used by the project. For example, if you release your code under MIT, but Pixel Vision 8 uses MS-PL, the code you contribute goes into the main project under MS-PL with a credit to you as the original creator. The Pixel Vision 8 license may change in the future, so any contributed code adopts the new license where applicable. If you use open source code with a different license, please make that clear so the correct license and contributor are included. In the end, you can do whatever you want with the code you create after it is accepted. Feel free to continue to work on it, release it under your license or use it in proprietary projects.
#2: You are free to work on the project however you like. If you do a lot of programming on Twitch, for example, you can stream the whole process, and you can publish anything about the project you want, including technical write-ups and example projects. You can also work in whatever environment you want, as long as the final product works on the expected platforms with the expected languages/dependencies. Note, however, that the bounties state a schedule/timeline/budget and those are unlikely to change without a very detailed assessment explaining, for example, why a project could take longer than expected. If you contribute, feel free to put that contribution down on your resume or what have you. If we end up establishing a regular working relationship I am also happy to act as a professional reference for job applications.
#3: You are responsible for taxable income made from these bounties. This one's pretty obvious but for those who aren't familiar, this is effectively non-employee income, and you need to pay taxes (depending on where you live). In the United States, for example, this is simply "Other Income" on line 21 of Form 1040. The exception to this rule is if you live in the United States and make more than $600 from my projects, at which point I need a Form W-9 sent to me so I can send you a 1099-MISC next year.
If you have any further questions, feel free to email me.